Very sorry to learn that Jim Lynch passed away last month. I first met Jim ten years ago during my very first my visit to Lakeview. Jim’s law office was my first stop. He patiently told me about the workings of the Daly Scholarship, provided me with a list of the recipients, and encouraged me in my research on the Daly Fund. He told me that it was his hope that someone would write a book about the scholarship, its impact and about Bernard Daly. I’m working on that book and hope to live up to his expectations.
As his long-time friend David Maxey wrote, “By birth Jim was a cattleman; by vocation, a lawyer. He was a superb performer in both categories. He and I entered the legal profession at about the same time, at opposite ends of this country. It was inevitable, I believe, that Jim would decide to stay at home and serve the community he grew up in. Yet he achieved national recognition as an expert in trust and estate law.”Continue reading